BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We're highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. Let's see what bookseller Will B. has to say about the start … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

We're thrilled to share a review of Madeline Miller's Circe written by one of the newest members of the Teen Press Corps, Ava. This review was originally published in the TPC blog, where you can read thoughtful reviews, author interviews, & more from these Austin teen readers!  When it comes to the recent publication of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

Book Review: ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam

Book: Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam Reviewed by:  Nolan You'd be hard pressed to find a review for Bonnie Nadzam's debut novel(la) that doesn't draw comparrisons to Lolita.  And judging from the premise, it's not unusual.  Middle age David Lamb's minorly successful life seems to be falling apart.  Meanwhile he befriends 11-year-old girl, Tommie, and in … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam

The Murakami Project: Brian Reviews ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’

The Murakami Project: Each week leading up to October 25th, the on-sale date of Haruki Murakami's long-awaited 1Q84 in its English translation, a different BookPerson will review one of Murakami's previous titles. Folks who haven't read Murakami yet can familiarize themselves with what the book world will be buzzing about come October (and maybe discover … Continue reading The Murakami Project: Brian Reviews ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’

Experimental Summer: Genre Hopping with Anne Carson

Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse, written by Anne Carson and reviewed by Brian C. ~ Genre must be a weird thing for an artist to think about. The creative process seems almost the antithesis of the preconceived ideas, tropes, or expectations that live within genres. But you don’t have to look long to … Continue reading Experimental Summer: Genre Hopping with Anne Carson